Google Announces Android O Developer Preview now available for download

Google today launched an Android O Developer Preview,  the next version of Android OS that will eventually be released to the masses. It's now available to download for developers.

Google said that "the O Developer Preview includes an updated SDK with system images for testing on the official Android Emulator". The company has also launched a new Developer Preview site with resources on the new edition


Android O is now available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C devices on the Android developer website.




New features Android O 
- Notification channels: Developer controlled notification channels that are specified for one app. Users can change the behavior or block content.
App background limits (for improved battery life)
- Autofill APIs: Allow users to select an autofill app, similar to the way they select a keyboard app. Third-party autofill apps will be supported thanks to new APIs.
- Picture in Picture (PIP) display - enabling actions like watching a video while chatting or using other apps
- Multi-display support: Users will be able to launch their screen activity on a remote display.
- Adaptive icons: Developers can create adaptive icons that can change based on how the system wants to display them, so they fit in on different phones with different interface looks. New icons can be animated in various parts of the interface when interacted with
sources: googleblog.com Via phonedog.com

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